Be cautious of how you embrace grace. I embraced it sinfully, and I was a rebel against God.

This is one of my most important articles.

“By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.” proverbs 16.6

I have been promoting grace primarily as forgiveness and righteousness, (while grace certainly includes that), I’ve not been equally-promoting the power of grace to live in holiness and sin abstinence. This was because I was abusing grace, repeatedly engaging in habitual, unrepentant sins, (sins that God previously delivered me from). That makes me very sinful, a liar, and a hypocrite. But praise be to God for the prodigal son story, because I’ve repented. And praise God, He delivered me from those sins yet again. And I only want to worship the Son in spirit and in truth.

Let this lesson that I learned from God be used to help others for His glory. I have prayed that God forgive me for my rebellion against Him in my habitual sinning, and for my misrepresenting His message to others. And I also ask you the reader, to forgive me for my misrepresenting God’s grace to you as well.

Please bear in mind too, that I’m not advocating for legalism. Legalism is horrible. I’m discussing being obedient to the indwelling Spirit.

“Grace” in reality, empowers us to live for God to much higher standards than the law. Grace gives us an inner craving to live to please God in every aspect of our thinking and behavior, and the power to work it out. Grace empowers us to love God and man in ways that far exceeds legal statutes.

We should constantly be on our face, seeking for God to help us purge the sin that continually creeps into our lives. That’s what I did, God caused me to know that I was very wrong in my spiritual life. 

My marginalizing and excusing my habitual sin in my life was destroying my witness, destroying my joy, and sinfully making a mockery of the grace and empowerment of God. And I was entirely at fault, because I ignored God’s voice in my spirit to obey Him. 

So now I begin anew in my walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. And because I felt that my hypocrisy so polluted my ministry, I deleted all of my previous posts except for my salvation testimony.

Observe Romans 6.14-18, this says perfectly what I’m trying to say…

“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

15What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

16Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

17But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

18Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.”

So please pray for me to correctly follow the Spirit of God in every aspect of my life.

Philippians 3.9-14

“And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

10That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

11If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

12Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

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8 Comments

  1. Lee, thankyou for posting this. I really needed it. God works in mysterious ways. Ive been struggling with some things myself…and this fits into whats been happening in my world. The Lord has been working on me too…opening my eyes to things i had earlier written off due to what i can best describe as confusion. Not to mention stubbornness. Im praying for you. Will you pray for me too please? I love you my friend. I thank God for you and pray your relationship with Him only gets tighter and sweeter as you walk in the light. Your redneck friend, me

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